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22nd January 2020

First Place Nurseries make employee engagement and mental wellbeing key priorities.

Customer Spotlight: First Place Nurseries Successful organisations perform well because they make employee engagement and mental wellbeing key priorities. First Place Nurseries are a friendly company with three nurseries in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. They opened their doors in 2005 and since then they have strived to give the children in their care the best possible…

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22nd January 2020

Voice your opinion in the ‘5 Big Questions’ Survey

You may have heard on BBC news this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge has launched a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood.  Kensington Palace has said that the aim of this is to “spark a national conversation” and to help create “lasting change for generations to come.” The survey has just 5 multiple…

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9th January 2020

A tool to reduce stress

Learning Journeys, Observations and Assessments seem to take the most time for Early Years Practitioners. On average, a Practitioner at a setting without nursery software will spend 11 hours per week creating paper copies of these documents. With Connect Childcare’s software in place, the same Practitioner will spend just 1.5 hours a week on average.…

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7th January 2020

Nursery Practitioners beat the January Blues

January is often known as the gloomiest month of the year. The days are dark and cold, the festivities are over and we’re all back at work. A recent survey from the Early Years Alliance reported that the Childcare Sector is particularly struggling when it comes to staff wellbeing and rising stress levels. Pressures on…

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2nd January 2020

Is Nursery Management Software worth the investment?

In today’s climate, Nurseries and Childcare Providers need to focus on lowering risk and maximising profits, so that they can remain sustainable or grow and expand.  Shouldn’t that same line of thought be applied when your nursery is choosing nursery management software? If you are considering investing in Nursery Management Software, one of the most important factors you should consider is the level of profitability that…

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2nd January 2020

Introducing KidSave

The simple and flexible account to build up savings for your child’s future – right from the start 73% of parents think their children will have a harder start in adult life than they did 81% of parents believe the government is not doing enough to support families with children’s savings Poor perception of and…

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13th December 2019

Christmas Competition Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition, here’s a list of all our winners and their prizes. Congratulations!;  Stepbystep Cumernauld who’ve won a Reading Pod from Cosy Direct Portico West End  who’ve won Giant Playground Counting Tree Rings from Cosy Direct Kings Park Day Nursery who’ve won an Annual Subscription to Kathy Brodie’s Early…

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13th December 2019

What will a Conservative victory mean for the early years sector?

With a Commons majority of 78 and one seat left to declare, the Conservative party swept to power this morning. What will it mean for the early years sector? The key message is more of the same. There will be no expansion of ‘free-entitlement’ places under a new Conservative administration and the funding freeze will…

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